rsshardware IDC RSS alerts DISH Network and AWS Team Up for 5G Network Build and Seek to “Reinvent” 5G Innovation <P>A well-timed and necessary deal with AWS delivers a platform to integrate DISH’s efforts, and previously announced partnerships, together towards its goal of achieving a fully cloud native, O-RAN 5G network. While there is potential for the announcement to drive greater 5G use case efforts, details on the impacts of the collaboration beyond network operations were largely aspirational. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jason Leigh, Carrie MacGillivray, Sandra Wendelken Durst & HP Launch New Large Format Dye-sub Printers with Single-Step Production <P>Automation and productivity are the themes as two of the bigger names in large format digital introduced new large format dye-sub printers. HP is a production-oriented extension of the HP-Stitch line, Durst is a single-step production system to compete with other high-end solutions such as those from EFI. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Tim Greene Lexmark Cloud Bridge Brings Advanced MPS Functionality to the Hybrid Work Environment <P>Lexmark has introduced a new cloud-based platform designed to help enterprise organizations extend MPS to a broader range of devices. Designed to better enable the hybrid workforce, Lexmark Cloud Bridge is based on a family of connectivity agents to provide cloud-based access to the full range of MPS functions, regardless of the network environment or device location. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Robert Palmer SAP Q121: RISE with SAP – Acceleration of Business Transformation to the Cloud <P>SAP has reported its first quarter in 2021. SAP is making significant progress with their client focused business transformation to the cloud. Cloud backlog continues to climb and operating profit is the highest ever for Q1 in SAP history. </P> IDC Link Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza, Robert Parker Western European HCP Market, 1Q21: Continued Lockdowns Contribute to Overall HCP Market Increasing for Third Quarter in a Row, Says IDC LONDON, May 7, 2021 — According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market increased by 18.9% in 1Q21 compared with the same period a year ago, to give a market size of 5.15 million units. This was the third quarter in a row that the HCP market increased in Western Europe in unit shipments; as more tenders and contract renewals took place in the office, market values held firm. Market performance in 1Q21 was the highest shipment figure for a first quarter for over six years, driven by demand for inkjet devices, while laser shipments continued to contract in most countries, though there were pockets of growth. Tracker Press Release Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464 Billion, Growth Will Accelerate This Year Despite Market Shortages, According to IDC Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to $464 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.8% compared to 2019, according to the IDC Semiconductor Applications Forecaster. Research Press Release Thu, 06 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT DISH Bets on AWS to Expedite Buildout of Cloud-Native 5G Network <P>In what IDC views as a potentially industry-shaping network rollout, DISH announced it will run its cloud-native carrier network workloads (e.g., 5G RAN, 5G core, etc.) on Amazon Web Services' (AWS') cloud infrastructure. As such, IDC expects the collaboration to be observed closely by traditional comm. SPs and other cloud providers alike, as telecom industry stakeholders evaluate the potential benefits from deploying virtual and cloud-native network infrastructure on the cloud core and edge.</P> IDC Link Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Patrick Filkins, Ajeet Das, Rohit Mehra, Rick Villars Pandemic Lessons Drive Retail Investment in Modern Infrastructure for Resiliency and Innovation <P>This IDC Perspective examines how retailers are moving to the next new normal and where they are accelerating digital transformation investments. Retailers are boosting spending on digital infrastructure to increase resiliency and increase the ability to meet shoppers' desire for solutions that grew in popularity during the pandemic. This document also examines some challenges that retailers are facing as they digital transform, including developing new metrics to accurately measure success.</P><P>"With the lessons of the pandemic close at hand, retailers are boosting investments in digital resiliency and innovation," says Margot Juros, research manager, Retail Technology Strategies, IDC. "It seems retailers are seizing the opportunity to modernize their approaches to delivering the best customer experience while protecting their ability to continually adapt to business needs by investing in digital infrastructure including cloud, edge, and next-gen connectivity."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Margot Juros Worldwide 5G Macrocell Base Transceiver Station Semiconductor Forecast, 2021–2025: Released U.S. C-Band Spectrum and High-End Chip Demands Driving Revenue Up <P>This IDC study provides data for the wireless 5G macrocell semiconductor market from 2021 to 2025 with high-level analysis and commentary. </P><P>"Macrocell base transceiver stations have started to pave the foundation of 5G wireless communication infrastructure for coverage and mobility, and their semiconductor contents represent a $29 billion cumulative TAM opportunity for the next five years," says Ben Sheen, research director, Wired and Wireless Networking and Communications Infrastructure at IDC. "Further deployment of the mmWave small cell layer on top of the existing networks in an overlay architecture can boost network capacity and bandwidth to reach 5G's game-changing performance targets." </P> Market Forecast Wed, 05 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Ben Sheen Accenture Continues to Build Out Its Sustainability-Focused Ecosystem, Partners with SAP on Sustainable Supply Chain and Circular Economy Offering <P>On April 26, 2021, professional services firm Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and software company SAP (NYSE: SAP) announced they are building out their partnership to jointly create new offerings around end-to-end value and supply chain sustainability.</P> IDC Link Tue, 04 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Bjoern Stengel